VU Medical Center

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Feb 10 '18 16:11

A Bulgarian woman was found without a pulse, bleeding on the street late Friday night in Zaandam after an older man entered a nearby police station to alert authorities of the stabbing. The man, also from Bulgaria, was holding a bloody knife.

Police took the 44-year-old man into custody as a suspect in the stabbing, while officers responded to the victim and resuscitated her. When police arrived, they found the woman without a pulse on the Czaar Peterstraat.

Apr 28 '17 11:05

A paraglider fell from a very great height in the dunes near Julianadorp on Thursday afternoon. The victim was seriously injured and rushed to the VU Medical Center by air ambulance, RTV Noord-Holland reports.

The accident happened around 1:15 p.m. on King's Day. A spokesperson for local safety office Veiligheidsregio Noord-Holland-Noord told the broadcaster that the victim was bleeding so severely that blood had to be fetched from neighboring hospitals.

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Sep 8 '16 12:45

Amsterdam hospital VUmc is getting 34.8 million euros in insurance money for damage caused by mass flooding last year this time. The flooding was caused by a break in the water main that left the hospital nonoperational for two weeks.

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Jan 13 '16 13:55

Former economics professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Peter Nijkamp and his team did not commit plagiarism and did not tamper with research results, the Academic Integrity Committee of VU Amsterdam and the VU Medical Center concluded in their investigation into the matter

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Jan 12 '16 13:30

A 4-year-old-boy from Grootebroek died in hospital on Monday after a fall from a bouncy castle on December 31st. The spent a week in a coma in the VU medical center in Amsterdam

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Oct 28 '15 08:48

Crystal meth is becoming increasingly popular in the Netherlands, especially among homosexuals. The drug is getting cheaper, and with the falling price, the use increases.

VU Medical Center water main break evacuation, Amsterdam
Sep 24 '15 08:28

Damages caused by flooding at VU hospital following a water main break two weeks ago are estimated at some 50 million euros, medical center chairman Wouter Bos told reporters at the hospital's re-opening on Wednesday morning. Technical installations that were in the basement were badly damaged, some irreparably.

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Sep 22 '15 09:19

The VU Medical Center in Amsterdam is reopening its doors on Tuesday. The hospital had to be evacuated and closed down exactly two weeks ago after a burst in the water main caused major flooding in the area.

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Sep 16 '15 12:01

The VU Medical Center in Amsterdam is working very hard to be able to reopen the doors of the hospital for patients next week. Whether this will be possible, depends on the outcome of various tests of the emergency equipment the hospital installed.

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Sep 14 '15 13:59

The broken waterline near the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam has been completely restored. Water and electricity are slowly being restored to VUmc, though the hospital will remain closed until at least Wednesday.

Sep 10 '15 08:56

The municipality of Amsterdam has launched an investigation into the cause of the water main burst in Amsterdam-Zuid on Tuesday morning. The flooding that resulted from the burst lead to the complete evacuation of the VU Medical Center and tens of millions of euros in damages at the hospital.

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Sep 9 '15 10:06

The evacuation of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam went down without incident. Around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday the hospital announced that all patients have been transferred to other hospitals.

VU Medical Center water main break evacuation, Amsterdam
Sep 8 '15 12:44

All patients are being evacuated from the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam-Zuid after a burst in the water main caused flooding in the area. The flooding has caused a number of problems for the hospital. The expectation is that the hospital will be closed at least a week.

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Sep 8 '15 10:15

A total of 20 patients had to be evacuated from the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam-Zuid on Tuesday morning after a burst in the water main caused flooding in the area. The burst has since been plugged, but the massive amount of water is still causing many problems.

Sep 8 '15 09:47

A burst in the water main has flooded part of Amsterdam-Zuid. The burst is located at the junction of Amstelveenseweg and Van der Boechorstraat. Firefighters and emergency services are at the scene.

Jul 16 '15 16:06

Researchers have developed an "electronic nose" that can detect the often fatal bowel disease necrotic entercolitis, or NEC, in incubator babies at an early stage. Doctors are currently only able to diagnose NEC when the baby is already very ill.

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Jun 17 '15 14:40

Minister Edith Schippers of Pubic Health has put the funding for the new cervical cancer screening program on hold indefinitely. This follows accusations that one of the professors involved had neglected to mention conflicts of interest.

Jun 15 '15 08:24

A professor at the VU University Medical Center, who is the driving force behind the new screening for cervical cancer, concealed business interests in that research, NRC reports based on their own research.

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May 22 '15 13:34

The air ambulance in Amsterdam has been flying illegally since November last year. Officials forgot to renew the permit for the helipad on the roof of the VU Medical Center.

May 21 '15 10:19

Ten percent of 50 year olds show changes in their brains that point to the Alzheimer's disease. The specific protein accumulations appear 20 to 30 years before symptoms arrive.

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May 13 '15 09:20

Researchers at the VU Medical Center think that boys should also be vaccinated against the HPV virus. Currently only girls are vaccinated against this virus, which causes cervical cancer.

Mar 5 '15 17:23

VU Medical Center Amsterdam (VUmc) is organizing a premiere of the Academy Award Winning movie "Still Alice" for the contributors of VUmc's Alzheimer center and other interested parties.

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Feb 18 '15 11:09

Doctors are less willing to grant a euthanasia request to people suffering from a psychiatric illness or dementia than to people suffering from cancer or another serious physical disorder.

Nov 10 '14 13:18

According to Zorgkiezer.nl, the rates at hospitals for the same treatment varies significantly. For example, the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam charges nearly double what the Slotervaart Hospital does.

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